Konkan Railway Net Resource Centre: KR Fare, Booking & Reservation Information
Konkan Railway - Fare & Booking Section
Detailed information on Classes, Fares, Booking & Reservation procedures on the KR and IR Systems
 
 Jurisdiction of Konkan Railway 
The Konkan Railway Section is Roha (excl.) to Thokur (incl.)
 DISTANCE TABLE for All Regular Passenger, Express and Superfast Trains
Konkan Railway, being built and run by a special corporation, the KRCL, under the BOLT (Build Operate Lease Transfer) for the Indian Railways, has a special inflated fare over the distance under its jurisdiction, as a part of the effort to recover the massive investment that has been put in this project. The distance on the KR is inflated by 40% and fares are charged on basis of the inflated distances. 

The table with use of color coded rows and columns indicates the chargeable distance between two points. To keep this table of a manageable size, only major points have been considered, which are directly connected by train. It is possible to calculate distance for other points also using the data in the table. 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CHARGEABLE DISTANCE TABLE


Fares are laid out on basis of chargeable distance. However additional charges like reservation fee and superfast charge are payable and are indicated accordingly. For 1A,2A and 3A, bed rolls are included in the fare. 
 Trains operating over the Konkan Railway fall into one of the following categories
Rajdhani/Janshatabdi Superfast Express Express Passenger
Exclusive ALL INCLUSIVE
Point to Point Fares
Mail/Express Fare
+ Superfast Surcharge
+ Reservation Fee (As appl.)
Mail/Express Fare
+ Reservation Fee 
(As applicable) 
Ordinary Fare
+ Reservation Fee
(As Applicable)
2051/2052 LTT - MAO
Janshatabdi Exp
2617/2618 ERS - NZM
Mangala-Lakshadweep SF Exp
0103/0104 CSTM - MAO
Mandovi Exp
KR1/KR2 MAO - MAQ
2431/2432 TVC - NZM
Rajdhani Exp
2619/2620 LTT - MAQ
Matsyagandha SF Exp
0111/0112 CSTM - MAO
Konkankanya Exp
KR3/KR4 DR - RN
  2977/2978 ERS - JP
Marusagar SF Exp
1097/1098 PUNE - ERS
Poorna Exp
KR5/KR6 DW - SWV
    6333/6334 HAPA - TVC Exp KR7/KR8 SWV - MAO
    6335/6336 GIM - NCJ Exp KAM1/KAM2 MAO - KAWR 
    6337/6338 OKHA - ERS  
    6345/6346 LTT - TVC
Netravati Exp
 
 Minimum Fares, Reservation and Superfast Supplementary Charges 
CLASS FIRST AC AC 2-TIER SLEEPER AC 3-TIER SLEEPER AC CHAIR CAR SLEEPER CLASS SECOND CLASS
  1A 2A 3A CC SL II
Reservation Fee 35 25 25 25 20 15
Superfast Charge 50 30 30 30 20 10
Minimum Fare 542 322 158 114 84 10
Minimum Cancellation 50 30  30  30  20  10
Free Luggage Allowance 70 kg 50 kg 40 kg 40 kg 40 kg 35 kg
 Links to Distance and Fare Tables
Distance Table (Chargeable Distances) RAIL DUNIYA Fare Table #1 : 000 - 960 km  
Fare Table #2 : 960 - 5000 km
 Rajdhani and Janshatabdi Expresses
NOTE - RAJDHANI & JANSHATBDI FARES ARE SLATED FOR RATIONALISATION - EFFECTIVE 01 APRIL 2003 - DETAILS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE HERE AS THEY ARE AND WHEN PUBLISHED

Rajdhani and Janshatabdi Expresses have special fares which are ALL INCLUSIVE being special trains. At present only one Rajdhani Express & one Janshatabdi runs over the KR. Separate pages have been set up (LINKS PROVIDED BELOW) for the 2051/2052 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Madgaon Janshatabbdi Express & 2431/2432 Trivandrum - H. Nizamuddin (via Madgaon) Rajdhani Express which indicates fares and run details for the same. Normal fares are not applicable and the train is completely reserved - one cannot board the train without prior reservation. No additional charges for Reservation, Superfast, Catering, Bedding are levied. 

2051/2052 LTT - MAO Janshatabdi Express 2431/2432 TVC - NZM Rajdhani Express
 RESERVATION QUOTA for KR STATIONS & TRAINS RUNNING OVER KR
Check out the page KR Train Quota Information where a listing of all the trains, total seats/berths and quota. Information is general collated from many sources (Train reservation positions at IR Reservation Site, Train Charts, References to Quota at specific stations and published/indicated from time to time), and thus is unconfirmed. Use this information only as indicative. 
 BOOKING & RESERVATION for TRAINS ON KR
COMPUTER RESERVATION (PRS): 
Computer Reservation PRS Terminals are available all over the country and a facility of book from anywhere to anywhere can be made at any counter. The following stations/cities related to the KR route with PRS terminals are 
Mumbai, Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kudal, Thivim, Panjim CBO, Vasco Da Gama, Madgaon, Udupi, Kankanadi, Mangalore.
These stations may have roadside quota allotted booking which can be accessed from any PRS location.

MANUAL RESERVATION:
All stations which are not covered by PRS system and have halts have been provided with Roadside Quotas. Booking is only possible to the maximum number of berths/seats alloted as a quota to the station. 

BOOKING OFFICES & TOWN BOOKING AGENCIES
City Booking Offices (LOCATIONS TO BE CONFIRMED) are located at Panjim & Karwar 
Town Booking Agencies (LOCATIONS TO BE CONFIRMED) are operational at Ponda, Savantwadi, Madgaon, Vasco, Canacona, Mapusa & Povorim

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS - TERMS & CONDITIONS

Advance reservations are made generally up to 60 days in advance for all classes and all trains, exclusive of the day of departure of the train. ARP is in relation to the date of journey from train originating station. 
Accommodation will not be reserved without purchase of necessary journey ticket. No reservation of accommodation will be made on provisional basis. 

BOOKING USING A RESERVATION REQUISITION FORM
A requisition form must be filled with all the necessary & relevant details: Train Number/Name, Date of Journey, Class of Travel, No. of Passengers, Origin (FROM), Destination (TO), Boarding Station (if different from Origin).
Details of each passenger which include Name, Sex, Age and Berth/Seat/Accommodation preference (eg. upper/lower berth, window seat, coupe etc).
All passengers are treated as adults. If the passengers age is between 5-11 then child fares apply. Senior citizens (males - 65 yrs, females - 60 years) will be given concession ONLY if they request for it. They must carry adequate proof of age if they avail of this concession. Children below 5 travel free and are assigned no separate seat/berth. However, it is preferable to provide information of all such small children for the reservation system (this helps in knowing & locating passengers in situations like accidents)  
Contact information of passenger such as Name of person booking, Address, Tel No. (Rail Authorities may use this data to cross check for genuine passengers) 
An individual can book only up to six passengers on one requisition form provided all passengers are for the same destination and for the same train. 

ALLOTMENT OF ACCOMMODATION, PNR REFERENCE
Allotment of accommodation is done by the computer as per pre-defined logic. Passengers are requested to quote PNR number which is printed on each tickets on the top left hand side for any enquiry or complaint relating to reservations.

More information related to reservation & refund rules may be obtained at the Konkan Railway Site or the Indian Railways Site

CURRENT TICKETS:
Computerised Current unreserved tickets are being issued at Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kudal, Sawantwadi, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, and Udupi stations. Wherever Computerised ticketing & Reservation has not been provided the same is done manually. 
 ONLINE RESERVATION for TRAINS ON IR - Presented by IRCTC

IRCTC's online rail reservation
The IRCTC - Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation, now provides the facility for transacting with Indian Railway's PRS System through the Internet

SOME BASIC INFORMATION IS LISTED HERE  - HOWEVER THE PASSENGER INTENDING TO UTILISE THESE SERVICES MUST RECONFIRM ALL FACTS ONLY AT THE IRCTC WEBSITE

BOOKING - ONLINE THROUGHT THE INTERNET
Advance booking in any class, against general and ladies quota, on payment of fare in full for adults and children, a maximum of six berths/seats at a time, for journey between any two stations served by a train subject to distance restrictions in force. Also includes booking on payment of concessional fare for senior citizens. Any other bookings like concessions, season tickets, cluster (offline) stations, break journey or prebought tickets, reservation on free pass, INDRAIL passes and 360 days advance reservation for foreign tourists, TATKAL tickets CANNNOT BE DONE HERE   

DELIVERY THROUGH COURIER OR COLLECTION AT DESIGNATED COLLECTION CENTRE
Courier delivery of booked tickets (for the present, delivery of tickets through courier is limited to postal addresses within within Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai (which includes municipal limits of Thane, Kalyan and parts of Navi Mumbai) and Delhi National Capital Region which includes parts of New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida and Gurgaon) or Collection of tickets by customers from designated collection centre (Only in New Delhi)

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR USE OF TICKET, CANCELLATION & REFUND
1. Register as an individual on the IRCTC site (This involves acceptance of stated terms & conditions). Registration is FREE.
2. Login as a member, entering user name and password. For security purposes, the Password entered is transmitted in one-way encrypted form to the database and stored as such. Thus the Password will not be known even to IRCTC.
3. The "Plan my travel and Book tickets" page appears. Read the page "TICKET BOOKING ON THIS SITE - A GUIDE", for detailed step by step directions for filling up the form, and refer to help if and wherever necessary.
4. Note that booking through Internet is allowed from 8 AM to 8 PM (Indian Standard Time) on weekdays and from 8 AM to 2 PM on Sundays. You may make a reservation for individual travel or group travel up to a maximum of six people including children in one booking requisition.  A registered user cannot book more than four (4) tickets in one calendar month.
5. All payments towards the cost of the tickets issued will be by any one valid credit card(s) listed in the payment options given in the reservation page, with sufficient balance to cover the cost of the ticket and service charges. At present, Master and Visa cards only are accepted. The site is VeriSign secured and the credit card details will travel on the Internet in a fully encrypted (128 bit, browser independent encryption) form. To ensure security, card details are NOT stored in the Website.
6. As per present rules, booking is accepted up to 60 days in advance of the date of journey (journey date not to be included) from train originating station at all PRS counters. Please note that in case of some inter city day trains, the ARP (advance reservation period) is less than 60 days, booking must be done accordingly. For tickets that are to be delivered by courier to the customer, there must be two clear calendar days between the booking date and the date of travel.
7. The booking and reservation will be confirmed online, after the transaction is successfully completed. Further, the system will issue a unique Transaction ID for each booking. Payment on credit card is enabled electronically via the ICICI Bank’s Electronic Payment Gateway.
8. After booking the tickets through this site, the details of berth/seat number, RAC/Waitlist position at the time of booking , PNR No and a Unique Transaction ID will appear on the screen. This Transaction ID and all other details must be preserved for future reference.

CHARGES
You are required to pay the cost of the ticket and the service charge as indicated in the reservation page with any of the credit cards listed in the page, by keying in the credit card details in the place provided. 
Service charge at Rs. 30/- per ticket for Sleeper Class/Second class and Rs 50/- per ticket for higher classes will be levied which is not refundable. 
Fee for credit card transactions at 1.8% (the rate is subject to change) of transaction value (Total Fare + Service Charge) is payable to the bank separately. 

Difference of fare if any due later, consequent to revision in tariffs etc, have to be paid at the station before the commencement of the journey.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
No cancellations will be provided on the Internet. To cancel a ticket, the customer will have to submit the ticket at a PRS counter. The fare paid by the customer will be refunded electronically (as credit to the relevant credit card used for the transaction) after deducting cancellation charges. The cancellation charge is determined by the Indian Railway’s rules for cancellation and is based on the time of cancellation and the status of the ticket. PRS counter will issue a cancellation ticket/receipt and IRCTC will credit the amount of refund due, to the customer’s credit card account. No cash refund will be given to the passenger. 

ONLINE RESERVATION for TRAINS ON KR

KR Online Reservation System - Internet Booking : Click here to read details
This facility has been started in India for the first time, specifically for assisting those who are returning/ travelling from abroad and wish to travel by Konkan Railway.

Special Terms And Conditions For Internet Booking Of Tickets (From the KR Website)
FOR: Indians, Foreign Nationals and NRIs holding a valid passport. 
TRAINS:  0111 Dn, 0112 Up Konkankanya Express between Mumbai CST to Madgaon (Goa) or vice versa. 
ACCOMMODATION:  3 Tier Air-Conditioned Class. 
PER PASSENGER CHARGES: Indian Rupees 1250.00 - ONE WAY JOURNEY 
ADVANCE BOOKING PERIOD: Seven days in advance up to two days before the journey date (excluding the day of journey). 
MAXMIUM PASSENGERS PER TICKET: Four. 

CONFIRMATION & COLLECTION OF TICKET : Confirmation of ticket along with PNR number will be e-mailed to the passenger. The copy of this e-mail should be produced at the time of boarding the train. 
Passenger can collect the tickets from on duty Passenger Assistants of Konkan Railway at the time of boarding the train at Madgaon or Mumbai by furnishing a copy of passport as proof of identity. Passport has to be shown to the Passenger Assistant. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR USE OF TICKET, CANCELLATION & REFUND: 
Tickets once confirmed by Konkan Railway will not be admissible for refund in case of cancellation. 
Passengers can get down at any place en-route; however, ticket will be treated as fully used. 
In case of any reason, passenger fails to perform journey at the starting station, he is not entitled for any refund. 
No postponement of the journey date is permissible.  

The Passenger must then fill up the ONLINE TRAIN RESERVATION FORM and on submitting this information to the database for processing, is diverted to PAYSEAL, a SECURE PAYMENT GATEWAY set up by one of India's Leading Financial Institutions, ICICI

Payments are made using Mastercard or Visa Credit Cards. The security technology employed is SSL (Secure Socket Layers) using 128-bit encryption. 
Read about this security technology here
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 TATKAL RESERVATION SCHEME for TRAINS ON KR
This facility provides confirmed accommodation to the needy passengers on payment of nominal premium on first come first serve basis.
PREMIUM PAYABLE
Sleeper Class/AC Chair Car Rs. 50/- , AC3 Tier Sleeper Rs.150/-, AC2 Tier Sleeper Rs.200/- 

BOOKING Tatkal Scheme reservation starts only from one day in advance at 8.00 hours.
After preparation of charts, the reservation in Tatkal coaches will be done on the current counters specifically earmarked if berths are available.

IDENTITY CARD For getting reservation under this scheme the passenger has to produce a photo identity card/Credit card with proper serial number or a voter card with photograph of the passenger or a driving license or a Ration card with photograph. The identity card number of the passenger will be printed on the ticket as well as on the Tatkal coach reservation charts. Only one identity card is sufficient for seeking reservation for a family. In case the card holder decides to cancel the reservation or does not perform his journey the whole ticket will have to be cancelled. The passengers booked under this scheme are required to carry the same identity card/credit card on which the Tatkal reservation has been obtained, as the same is checked by the checking staff during journey, failing which they will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged as per extent rules.

REFUND RULE No refund is permissible against confirmed tickets issued under this scheme. 

TRAINS OVER RUNNING OVER KR OFFERING TATKAL SCHEME
0112T Madgaon - Mumbai Konkankanya Express (1 Sleeper)
2977T Ernakulam Jn. - Jaipur Marusagar Superfast Express (1 Sleeper)
6334T Trivandrum Central - Hapa Express (1 Sleeper)
6336T Nagarcoil Jn - Gandhidham Express (1 Sleeper)
6338T Ernakulam Jn - Okha Express (1 Sleeper)
6345T Lokmanya Tilak T. (Mumbai) - Trivandrum Central Netravati Express (1 Sleeper) 
6346T Trivandrum Central - Lokmanya Tilak T. (Mumbai) Netravati Express (1 Sleeper) 
 Disclaimer
Information provided is reproduced and compiled from various sources and while the author has taken due care and attention to compile the same, the author has, and will take, no responsibility for any problem arising from the use or misuse of the said information.
CAUTION - UNANTICIPATED FARE CHANGES ARE A POSSIBILITY THAT CANNOT BE RULED OUT.
ALSO DISTANCE TABLES WORKED OUT BY THE AUTHOR ARE LIKELY TO SHOW SOME DISCREPANCY
THE USER IS ADVISED TO USE THIS INFORMATION ONLY AS A GUIDELINE
 PLEASE RECONFIRM FARES & DISTANCES FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES
 Fares indicated here are effective 01 April 2002, and are expected to remain in force till 31 March 2003
 Last Update 06 October 2002

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